Presbyopia is a condition associated with ageing of the eye, resulting in progressively worsening ability to focus on close objects. Difficulty reading small print, having to hold documents further away, headaches and eyestrain are all symptoms of the condition. Each person will experience different degrees of problems with their eyes.

The condition is caused due to the hardening of the lens of the eye, causing the eye to focus light behind rather than on the retina when looking at close objects.

From the age of 45, it is common for people to wear reading glasses. This is due to the natural lens in the eye becoming less flexible. As a result, people tend to hold their print further away to read and eventually, reading glasses, bifocals or varifocals are needed. Long-sighted people may be affected more quickly than short-sighted people who may benefit for a short period by being able to read without spectacles.

The optician’s report will show some numbers next to the ‘Add’ section underneath or next to the main prescription. It will always be a ‘+’ number ranging from 1 to 3.

Presbyopia is a common problem and has a significant impact on daily life. At Laservision, we offer a wide range of solutions to reverse the effects of presbyopia and improve reading vision. The current range of treatments include KAMRA™ Corneal Inlay, NuVu™ Refractive Lens Exchange and Laser Vision Correction with blended vision. Your LaserVision consultant surgeon can expertly guide you through the best treatments for you. Each of the above solutions is an effective way of treating presbyopia but the treatment has to be personalised to achieve the best results.

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